Janmashtami, the birth festival of Lord Krishna, is being observed with great fervour and enthusiasm by the Bangladeshi Hindu community today.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, greeted members of the Hindu community on the occasion.
The President will host a reception to eminent Hindu citizens at the Bangabhaban today.
The Mohanagar Sarbojanin Puja Committee has taken up a two-day programme at the Dhakeshwari National Temple from today to mark the occasion. The traditional Janmashtami procession will be brought out from the national temple at 3 PM today.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu will attend the programme as chief guest while Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon will formally inaugurate the procession. As part of the central programme, a discussion meeting will be held at Dhakeshwari National Temple at 4 PM on Saturday.
In a statement, leaders of the Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad and Mohanagar Sarbojanin Puja Committee yesterday conveyed their greetings to all citizens of the country on the occasion of Janmashtami.